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The Cirque of the Climbables (aka The Tombstone)

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The Cirque of the Climbables (aka The Tombstone) 


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Description 

The Tombstones of Kane Springs Canyon are what trad and aid climbers dream about. The rock is high quality Navajo sandstone with a little sand at the base but from the 20 foot mark to the 365 foot mark the rock is clean and solid. The routes are mainly mixed trad and aid and hold some of the best free climbing piches in the desert. The descent routes are all good rap lines and the rock is great in the winter.Watch out for base jumpers, if they don't call the jump it sounds like a huge rockfall!!


Getting There 

You can't miss the Tombstones when driving into Kane Springs Canyon. The three huge stones are 50 yards off the road to your left, 1/2 mile after you cross the cattle guard at the mouth of the canyon. Park in the pulloff on the left under the Middle Tombstone. Approach via the climbers trail at the pullout. Time to the rock is about 3 minutes.


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5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cirque of the Climbables (aka The Tombstone):
Deep Voodoo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 380'   
Playing Hooky   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C2     Aid, 4 pitches, 375'   
Corner Route   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
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Corner Route 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Cirque of the Climbable...
The line follows the right facing dihedral to the notch between the first and second tombstones.Start below and to the right of the dihedral in a 3 inch wide horizontal crack. A 5.8 traverse to a drilled 2 pin, chain anchor. (Pitch 2) Continue up the dihedral in a 4 inch wide 5.7 low angle crack to a four bolt belay. (Pitch 3) Excellent fingers and tricky stemming to a drilled pin belay make this the best 5.10+ pitch in the canyon. (Pitch 4) More fun wide crack (5.9) to a three pin belay. (Pitc...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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A base jumper faces the moment of truth after leaping off the middle Tombstone.
A base jumper faces the moment of truth after leap...
just the Tomb Stones
just the Tomb Stones
Racking up for the Tompstone
Racking up for the Tompstone
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